The Moderate Residential Program prepares children to succeed in typical family and community settings. These clients have behavioral and emotional difficulties that require out-of-home care, but they do not require intensive or acute services. They attend public school, engage in community and extracurricular activities, and learn to take increasing responsibility for their activities of daily living. This program serves 10 children ranging from 6 to 18 years of age.

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6:00-6:50 am: Wake up, morning routine

6:50-7:20 am: Breakfast

7:20-7:30 am: Bus pickup

7:30am-2:30 pm: School

3:00-3:30 pm: Afternoon snack

3:30-4:30 pm: *Study hall, reading time

4:30-5:30 pm: Basic living skills group, group therapy (Tuesdays)

5:30-6:00 pm: Dinner

6:00-6:30 pm: Evening huddle

6:30-7:30 pm: Evening routine, study hall, reading time

7:30-8:00 pm: Leisure time

8:00-8:15 pm: Evening snack & cleanup

8:00-8:30 pm: In bedrooms/lights out – clients under 12

8:30-9:00 pm: In bedrooms/lights out – clients 12 and up

9:30-9:45 pm: In bedroom/lights out – clients 14 and up

*Clients also receive individual basic living skills instruction throughout the day while on the unit or in the community. They may also be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities at school or in the community based on their interests, needs, and progress.

More Information

Visit our Residential FAQs for answers to common questions about our residential programs.

Use our intake appointment checklist to make sure you bring all required items.

Follow our packing list as you plan your child’s stay at Brewer-Porch.

Read about your child’s rights while at Brewer-Porch

Read a detailed description of the Moderate Residential Program.

Contact the program coordinator, Corliss Banks, LPC, via phone (205-348-4058) or email ( with any further questions.bulletin board with a card that reads, "You are amazing"